Gratitude to those who make it happen
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It has been a very intense 2 weeks now of covering the events unfolding in Niger, of interviewing state and non-state actors. Of speaking to Nigeriens and Nigerians especially those resident at border areas.
While at it, I have also just had time to pause and think on the work I do as a journalist. The people who make our work easier- resource persons who share insights, fixers and local stringers who do most of the leg work and connections, videographers and studio technicians and most importantly, the people who are most affected, either in pain, anxious, excited, or indifferent but would agree to speak to us. It leaves me satisfied and grateful.
And today as I have a moment to pause from Niger( at least for now) I am reflecting on these powerful words of Isaac Newton,
“If I have seen further… it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants.”
On that note, thank you to all the people I mentioned above, all who trust me to tell their story and the incredible belief in my competence and support I get from my employer DW News and managers.